The university libraries chose Rosetta to drive large scale digital asset management and preservation for a consortium-led initiative
Chicago, IL—January 27, 2015. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation and preservation solutions, is pleased to announce that the University of Arizona has adopted the Rosetta digital management and preservation solution as a key component of its repository services. Designed to expose the University’s rich digital collections for the benefit of diverse audiences, the project will better enable the University of Arizona to provide sustained access to scholarly digital content and research to both university members and the broader academic community.
“After evaluating a number of commercial digital preservation systems, we found that Rosetta had the unique capabilities that Arizona requires,” commented Jeremy Frumkin, Assistant Dean for Technology Strategy. “Our priorities for 2015 led us to seek a preservation solution that could be used collaboratively by a number of campuses. Rosetta’s ability to provide end-to-end digital asset management and preservation for the vast array of assets and research data that the university possesses, its consortial architecture that allows participating institutions to maintain a degree of autonomy, and its ability to act as a transitional component between multiple display layers, made it the clear choice for Arizona.”
“We are proud to welcome the University of Arizona to the international Rosetta community,” remarked Eric Hines, president of Ex Libris North America. “As a new member of the Ex Libris family, we anticipate that Arizona will contribute significantly to our growing Rosetta user community and will in turn benefit from the highly collaborative environment among both Rosetta users and the broader community.”
About University of Arizona
Founded in 1885, the University of Arizona is the state’s oldest university and only land-grant institution. It is one of the leading U.S. public research universities, ranked by the National Science Foundation as #18 among all public universities, and classified as RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation. In addition to the Main Campus in Tucson, it has a branch campus, additional research sites (such as Biosphere 2), and it jointly operates the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Areas of emphasis include optics, space exploration, biosciences, sustainability, and the Southwest.
The University of Arizona Libraries actively contributes to the research, instruction, and land-grant missions of its parent institution. Supported by an operating budget of $22 million, including $10 million for collections, and a staff of 168, the University Libraries system includes the Main Library, Science & Engineering Library, Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, University of Arizona Press, and the Health Sciences Library.
Installed in libraries and archives worldwide, Rosetta encompasses the entire digital preservation workflow, including the acquisition, validation, ingest, storage, preservation, and delivery of digital objects. Rosetta enables academic institutions as well as libraries, archives, and other memory institutions to manage, preserve, and provide access in perpetuity to institutional documents, research output in digital formats, digital images, websites, and other digitally born and digitized materials. For more information, see http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/category/Rosetta_resource_pack.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.